Category Archive: Decisions

When to Bring it Up – When to Let it Go

Leaders who bring up every little failure, issue, or shortcoming are irritating nags. They can’t let it go.  When you blab on about trivialities, talented people want to pull their hair out. Or… Continue reading

On the Horns of a Dilemma

The first issue is finding a little clarity. The deeper issue is finding courage to act, after the light comes on. Sometimes one question flips the switch. Getting off horns: People don’t call when the… Continue reading

How Three Time Filters Impact Leadership

Your view of time impacts relationships and decisions. Time is a way of seeing. Some leaders make decisions with the past in mind, others focus on the present. Still others, perhaps the most dangerous,… Continue reading

Seven Ways to Win by Dreaming Small

I often spend time with young leaders who have big dreams, but don’t know what to do next. You can aspire to change the world but until you change yourself, it’s a pipe… Continue reading

The Deadly Danger of Maybe

You don’t like to say no, so you say maybe. But saying maybe is more harmful than saying no. You can’t execute on  maybe. You say maybe because you falsely believe it’s helpful.… Continue reading

7 Ways to Stop Being Hardheaded

Failure is the result of inflexibility, but so is success. Thomas Edison said, “The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.” But, he didn’t try the same… Continue reading